Arroyo Grande’s boys basketball team beat San Marcos to the punch in Wednesday’s 57-54 non-league decision in favor of the Eagles.
The Royals trimmed a 10-point lead for Arroyo Grande to just one in the fourth quarter, but AG was able to hold on by making free throws down the stretch.
Arroyo Grande (8-2) is ranked No. 8 in Division 2-A. San Marcos (5-4) is the No. 11 team in Division 3-AA.
San Marcos’ Jake Wheelock recorded a team-high 17 points. Despite foul trouble, Bryce Ridenour totaled 15 points, five rebounds and three steals in limited minutes.
The Royals play Carpinteria next in the opener of the Bashore Classic on Friday night at 8 p.m.